In March 1984 Honda introduced the VF1000RE in Europe
1984 VF1000RE

the styling was a celebration of the V4's racing heritage and the VF1000R was a showcase for the technology Honda had developed on the race track. The super sports bike still featured the same 998 cc V-4 engine in its rectangular section pipe frame but this was the first VF1000 to have gear driven cams that would become a trademark of future V4 Hondas, beginning with the VFR750. The VF1000R modifications increased the claimed output of the V4 engine to 122 bhp (91 kW) or 125bhp (American Release).

The RE colour scheme was Fighting Red with Shasta White and Candy Aleutian Blue. The bike had a red front mudguard, fork legs, centre section, and seat. The upper fairing, fuel tank, and "1000R" stripe were blue and the lower fairing was white. Like the VF500 and VF750 the 1000R has the Honda wings on the tank.

1985 VF1000RF

The RE was discontinued in April 1985 to be replaced by the VF1000RF. The bike was redesigned (losing the twin headlights) to satisfy the American market who had to wait a year before the bike was sold in the USA.[1] The RF was produced in the same colour scheme as the RE but with revised decals.

In March 1986 the VF1000RG is introduced in the Rothmans Team Colours with revised logo decals and was discontinued in August 1987. Six months later in February 1988 the VF1000RF is discontinued.

1986 VF1000RG


VF1000R (E/F/G) - 1984 - 1987 : Specifications
Engine 998cc DOHC 4-stroke 16 valve liquid cooled 90 degree V4
Bore & Stroke 77.0 x 53.6mm
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Carburettors 4 x 36mm CV type
Power (claimed) 122bhp @ 10,000rpm
Torque (claimed) 66 lb-ft @ 8,000rpm
Suspension FRONT : Air-assist 41mm tube diameter fork with 3-way adjustable rebound damping. TRAC, fork brace and equalizer, 155mm travel. REAR : Pro-Link with 3 way remote adjustable rebound damping, 123mm axle travel.
Brakes FRONT : Twin floating discs with dual piston calipers and sintered metal pads. REAR : Ventilated disc with opposed piston floating caliper and sintered metal pads.
Wheels NS type aluminium ComStars
Front tyre 120/80 V16
Rear tyre 140/80 V17 (Radial)
Wheelbase 1505mm
Seat Height 810mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Fuel Capacity 23 litres (3.5 litre reserve)
Dry weight 238kg


VF1000R (E/F/G) - 1984 - 1987 : Worldwide Identification
ModelFrame - StartFrame - FinishEngine - StartEngine - FinishCarb I.D.Intended Market
VF1000 RE SC16-2000031 SC16-2003251 SC16E-2000040 SC16E-2003517 VD83A A FRANCE
VF1000 RE SC16-2000038 SC16-2003478 SC16E-2000049 SC16E-2003529 VD83A A EURO DIRECT
VF1000 RE SC16-2000040 SC16-2001941 SC16E-2000051 SC16E-2001988 VD83B A GERMANY
VF1000 RE SC16-2000044 SC16-2003482 SC16E-2000055 SC16E-2003534 VD83A A UK
VF1000 RE SC16-2000045 SC16-2003420 SC16E-2000056 SC16E-2003467 VD83C A SUISSE
VF1000 RE SC16-2000076 SC16-2003425 SC16E-2000108 SC16E-2003469 VD83A A ITALY
VF1000 RE SC16-2000519 SC16-2001881 SC16E-2000563 SC16E-2001928 VD83B A AUSTRIA
VF1000 RE SC16-2000740 SC16-2002041 SC16E-2000774 SC16E-2002088 VD83B A SWEDEN
VF1000 RE SC16-2000798 SC16-2000817 SC16E-2000814 SC16E-2000852 VD83A A NORTH EUROPE
VF1000 RE SC16-2000858 SC16-2000984 SC16E-2000802 SC16E-2001021 VD83A A NEDERLANDS
VF1000 RE SC16-2000861 SC16-2001002 SC16E-2000905 SC16E-2001039 VD83A A FINLAND
VF1000 RE SC16-200169 SC16-2003467 SC16E-2000173 SC16E-2003514 VD83A A AUSTRALIA
VF1000 RE SC16-2003293 SC16-2003342 SC16E-2003341 SC16E-2003390 VD83A A SPAIN
VF1000 RF SC16-2100008 SC16-2102063 SC16E-2100878 SC16E-2104233 VD85A A UK
VF1000 RF SC16-2100009 SC16-2101065 SC16E-2100879 SC16E-2103520 VD85B A GERMANY
VF1000 RF SC16-2100017 SC16-2101014 SC16E-2100887 SC16E-2104189 VD85C A SUISSE
VF1000 RF SC16-2100019 SC16-2101064 SC16E-2103032 SC16E-2104239 VD85A A ITALY
VF1000 RF SC16-2100434 SC16-2100692 SC16E-2103565 SC16E-2103820 VD85A A EURO DIRECT
VF1000 RF SC16-2100693 SC16-2101068 SC16E-2103821 SC16E-2104243 VD85A A SPAIN
VF1000 RF SC160*FM002275 SC160*FM002508 SC16E-2102894 SC16E-2103416 VD85J A CANADA
VF1000 RG SC16-2200001 SC16-2200500 SC16E-2201012 SC16E-2201521 VD85A A UK
VF1000 RG SC16-2200002 SC16-2200063 SC16E-2200003 SC16E-2200064 VD85K A FRANCE
VF1000 RG SC16-2200051 SC16-2200530 SC16E-2200003 SC16E-2200064 VD85B A GERMANY
VF1000 RG SC16-2200123 SC16-2200448 SC16E-2201134 SC16E-2201469 VD85A A SPAIN
VF1000 RG SC16-2200173 SC16-2200502 SC16E-2201184 SC16E-2201523 VD85A A EURO DIRECT
VF1000 RG SC16-2200224 SC16-2200479 SC16E-2201235 SC16E-2201520 VD85A A NEDERLANDS
VF1000 RG SC16-2200246 SC16-2200302 SC16E-2201254 SC16E-2201315 VD85A A ITALY

VF1000RF EURO 1986 Sales Brochure

VF1000RF USA 1986 Sales Brochure

VF1000RG Sales Brochure